Parish Church of St Agnes, Church Lane, Cawston - Broadland

Large medieval church built on iron trade wealth, largely C15. Tower funded by the Earl of Suffolk. Hammerbeam roof, medieval polychrome decoration on nave and south transept roof structure, and more of the decorative scheme on the rood screen which includes figurative painted panels of high quality (by Flemish painters) and of international importance. Widespread ingress of damp due to defective ground and rainwater drainage, leaking roofs and windows. A National Lottery Heritage Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant application in 2016 was successful. Repair works to complete summer 2020.

Parish Church of St Agnes, Church Lane, Cawston - Broadland
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST AGNES
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1263465
    Local Planning Authority:
    Broadland
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Parish Church of St Agnes
    Street Name:
    Church Lane
    County:
    Norfolk
    District / Borough:
    Broadland
    Parish:
    Cawston
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Broadland
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA